I thought this was a good perspective, and worth posting - Marin Levinson succinctly summarizes valuable advice that I hear over and over from industry leaders about vision, success, and where the industry is going.
"It used to be that somebody who could light, and show up, and make a portrait had value. That person is of no value anymore. They have to have something to say."
"You have to think about how you want people to refer to you, in one sentence...It's your job...to complete that sentence."
"Everything is heading toward motion."